- Present participle of fake.
Variant of fake
intransitive verbfaked, faking
- to make (something) seem real, satisfactory, etc. by any sort of deception or tampering
- to practice deception by pretending or simulating (something)
- ☆ to improvise
Origin of fakeearlier feague, feake, ultimately ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps German fegen, polish, sweep, in 17th-c. thieves' slang, to clean out a (victim's) purse
- anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
- Informal a deceptive act, movement, etc.
- fraudulent; not genuine; sham; false
- artificial; not real; specif., made of synthetic fibers, to resemble animal fur: fake fur
Informal to deceive or outmaneuver as by a feint, bluff, or deceptive act